Events

Join a City-Wide Zumbathon to Fight Breast Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Ever done Zumba?  People who Zumba says it's great fun because you can dance and wiggle off the calories.  Best of all, this Saturday you can Zumba in a city-wide event and help in the fight against breast cancer.

Heritage Christian Center is hosting a  Zumbathon on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 7764 Normandy Village Parkway in Jacksonville, Florida, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Certified Zumba® instructors will facilitate the Party in Pink. Tickets are $15.00 and proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. 

Piggin' and Peddlin' at Ortega United Methodist Church

 

The purpose of this email is to let you know about a wonderful event that the Ortega United Methodist Church (OUMC) is hosting on October 22, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  It is called Piggin' and Peddlin'!  There will be a unique arts and crafts show along with music, Kid Zone, baked goodies, etc. and immediately following at 5:00 p.m., a delicious barbeque that no one can resist!   There will be take out dinners available and prices for the dinners are as follows:

Arlington Community Garden Planting of the Fall Food Pantry Garden

Arlington Community Garden invites the garden curious to come out and help put in the fall food pantry garden. They will have lots of seedlings to put in and would appreciate your help in their support of the Arlington Community Services' Food Pantry.

Save Duval Sports Fundraisers: Keep Lax in Jax

High schools will be kicking off October with fundraisers to save their sports programs.

Lighthouse Lacrosse will be hosting its First Annual Keep Lax in Jax Benefit Dinner to help save lacrosse. The event will begin with a Silent Auction that starts at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. For more information or to RSVP by Oct. 1, please visit www.LighthouseLacrosse.org.

ACE HARDWARE TO BE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL NATIONAL SPONSOR FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK CHAMPIONS P

ACE HARDWARE TO BE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL NATIONAL SPONSOR FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK CHAMPIONS P

Haley Richardson, 10-year old Wolfson Children’s Hospital patient

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will officially announce that Ace Hardware is the sponsor for the 2011 Champions Program.  In conjunction with its title sponsorship of this year’s Champions Program, Ace Hardware, in partnership with our vendor partner, Procter & Gamble, will conduct an in-store product promotion and icon campaign fundraiser to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

TODAY: YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

TODAY: YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.